Welcome to Goodwill of Central Iowa

We are so much more than just a thrift store!

Get to know our "why"

Goodwill of Central Iowa always has and always will exist because of its mission of providing jobs and job training opportunities to people facing barriers to employment. We believe everybody should have the opportunity to achieve independence through employment, no matter what barrier you might be facing.


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Here's how you support Goodwill:

  • Shop

    By shopping at one of our central Iowa locations or online, you support Goodwill’s ability to operate (while finding great stuff for yourself and others).

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  • Donate

    By donating clothing, furniture, home goods and other items, or by contributing financially, you help Goodwill provide for the community.

    Find out how you can donate
  • Mission

    Goodwill exists to provide jobs and job training opportunities to people facing barriers to employment. Learn more.

    Learn more about our mission



In the last 10 years, we’ve served 42,000 central Iowans with barriers to employment.


We have helped more than 5,500 individuals find employment since 2008.

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In 2020 alone, we kept over 13 million pounds out of local landfills

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Keeping Up With Goodwill

5 Tips for Reselling Secondhand Items

Sarah Wilson |

Guest blog written by Amber Smith. 1. Pick a niche and sales platform There are so many different items at Goodwill that it is helpful when starting out to pick a certain category to focus on. You can focus on women’s clothing, men’s clothing, kid’s clothing, shoes, home decor, books, furniture, etc. I’ve dabbled in […]